The SwitchBack Project
SwitchBack is a prototype reading environment that supports selective reading by (1) providing both brief and detailed versions of each section of a document and (2) interposing prerequisite information when readers need it. For example, as shown below, when a reader reads the brief (Lite) version of Section 1 and then switches to the detailed (Study) version of Section 2, SwitchBack interposes the key information the reader missed by not reading the detailed version of Section 1.
The SwitchBack Research Group
SwitchBack was developed by the SwitchBack Research Group (2009-2010) in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. The Research Group was directed by Professor David K. Farkas. SwitchBack’s PHP script was written by Chris Raleigh.
Here are the members of the SwitchBack Research Group:
|Karina Allen||James Humphrey|
|Silvia Amtmann||Chris Raleigh|
|Shalina Bajracharya||Alex Pham|
|Pallavi Damera||Priya Rao|
|Eldridge Harding||Pausali Sen|